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Who Should I Draft?

Madison Bumgarner or Zac Gallen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 138
Best Rank# 10# 61
Worst Rank# 97# 419
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 286
Best Rank# 58# 277
Worst Rank# 146# 314
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160137
Wins98
Saves00
ERA3.544.77
WHIP1.161.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 187
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 178
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 159
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 128
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 145
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 123
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 149
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 184
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 143
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 135
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 136
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 169
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 97
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 87
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 130
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 267
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 161
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 92# 179
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 116
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 97# 419
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 119
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 61
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 62
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played129
   
Games Started129
   
Innings Pitched72.042.3
   
Wins31
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5547
   
Earned Runs2230
   
Home Runs Allowed913
   
Strikeouts8230
   
Walks2513
   
ERA2.756.48
   
WHIP1.111.44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2428
   
Games Started2328
   
Innings Pitched141.0159.7
   
Wins98
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed117162
   
Earned Runs5585
   
Home Runs Allowed1830
   
Strikeouts160137
   
Walks4641
   
ERA3.544.77
   
WHIP1.161.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
News 
 The Diamondbacks placed RHP Zac Gallen on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 12th
Madison Bumgarner left Monday's start against the Dodgers with a spasm in his left adductor, a muscle in the groin area.
Connor Rooney
Tue, May 18th
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Friday when he surrendered two runs (one earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks in the D-Backs 5-4 loss to the Mets on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, May 7th
LHP Madison Bumgarner picked up his fourth win of the season on Tuesday when he allowed four hits to go along with nine strikeouts and no walks over seven innings in the D-Backs 11-3 win over the Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, May 12th
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Saturday when he allowed four runs on six hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts across four-inning as the D-Backs lost to the Rockies 14-6.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 2nd
LHP Madison Bumgarner took a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed one run on two hits with seven strikeouts over six innings in the D-Backs 3-1 loss to the Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, May 6th
 In Sunday's 5-0 win against the Braves, Zac Gallen threw seven scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and two walks with six strikeouts. Gallen pitched a complete seven-inning game in the first of Sunday's doubleheader.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 25th
LHP Madison Bumgarner earned another win on Friday as he allowed one run on four hits with a walk and six strikeouts over five innings in the Diamondbacks 7-2 victory over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 1st
 RHP Zac Gallen allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday vs. the Reds. The game was suspended in the eighth inning due to inclement weather.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 21st
Madison Bumgarner followed up Zac Gallen's seven-inning shutout with his own, but Bumgarner tossed a no-hitter. Bumgarner struck out seven batters with zeros across the board.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 25th
Notes 
 Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Gallen has been undergoing treatment for lateral forearm soreness since mid-March, which isn't what fantasy managers want to hear. Even worse, the young right-hander first felt the injury while swinging a bat. His timeline to return is completely up in the air, so we need to move him down the rankings until we learn more. Once healthy, Gallen has four above average pitches that he can use to flummox hitters. The WHIP won't be as pristine as most of the true SP1s, but this is a young pitcher who has a 2.81 ERA over his first 27 big league starts. Hopefully he gets right soon.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros